Child labourers shouldn`t be sent back without education: Bombay HC
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today observed
that sending the rescued child labourers back to their
families without providing them any education opportunities
The court was hearing a suo-motu petition on rescue
and rehabilitation of child labourers.
The division bench of Justice Bilal Nazki and Justice
A R Joshi also directed the state government to produce the
details and status report of 670 children rescued till June 30
"What`s the use of sending the children back to their
parents without giving any assistance," Justice Nazki asked.
The court held that the rescued children have basic
right to education.
Advocate Rebecca Gonzalves, the amicus curie in the
case, stated that as per the Central Government rules the
state is supposed to impose fine of Rs 25,000 from the
employer-- be used for the child`s development.
The judges said that if the government made sure that
the child went to school or took care of his educational
expenses then it would be a worthwhile exercise.
Last year, the Maharashtra government had assured the
court by way of an affidavit that the state will get rid of
child labour by 2010.
The case will come up for further hearing tomorrow.
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